During the two hour trip, we will observe various animals and vegetation. After breakfast our group will explore by boat the National Park of Tortuguero which shelters a fabulous array of wildlife.There are unusually large populations of monkeys, amphibians, birds, including the great green macaw, fish and three species of marine turtles.There are no cars in the island town of Tortuguero but there are a few shops and restaurants.
At night we can take an optional taxi boat in to town and dance or karaoke with the locals.
Vacation Day 4 - Monday: Tortuguero - Arenal Eat an early breakfast before we board the boats back to Caño Blanco port where our private transfer takes us to the Arenal Area.
Today we depart to Tortuguero National Park on the Atlantic Coast, crossing Costa Rica from west to east, descending into the lowlands of the Caribbean coast.
In Caño Blanco we board a river boat where our exciting tour really begins.
It is considered one of the ten most active volcanoes in the world.
This morning it's time to explore the town and to explore La Fortuna Waterfalls.
After lunch at the El Ceibo restaurant, we continue to La Fortuna and get our first full view of the majestic Arenal Volcano.
It is the only volcano in Costa Rica constantly active since it woke up after 400 years with the big 1968 eruption producing huge ash columns, explosions & glowing red lava almost every day.
Resident fauna include the tapir, ocelot, jaguars, collared peccaries, river otters, sloth, grisons, frogs, toucans, and the fascinating bulldog bats which feed on fish.
The wide-open canals make viewing easy for spotting crocodiles, giant iguanas, and basilisk lizards basking atop the branches, swallow-tailed hawks and vultures swooping over the treetops, and caimans on the fallen raffia palm branches at the side of the river.
Enjoy the perfect mix of activities and leisure time on this wonderful vacation Our singles trip begins as you arrive in San Jose and are met at the Juan Santamaria airport and transferred to our hotel.